How the other half live…
The most powerful couple in the music? Beyoncé and Jay Z, obvs.
Earlier this year the Lemonade singer #broketheinternet announcing the couple - who have been together for over 15 years - were expecting twins (FYI: her pregnancy photoshoots beat all pregnancy shoots). And when you didn’t think they could top that baby news, it’s been revealed that the Knowles-Carter’s combined earnings are worth more than a billion dollars. Best. Year. Ever?
‘Beyoncé has amassed a personal fortune of $350 million,’ Forbes wrote. ‘The total for Jay Z has soared to $810 million per last week's ranking of hip-hop's richest acts.’
Bringing the couple's total combined net worth of a cool $1.16 billion (and counting).
The secret to their fortune? Simple: Work work work work work. ‘I'm never satisfied,’ Knowles told Forbes. ‘I’ve never met anyone that works harder than me in my industry.’
On top of their successful solo music careers, Jay Z and Beyoncé are known for their many different business ventures on the side. The rapper sold a 33% stake in his Tidal music streaming business to telecoms company Sprint - for around $200 million - in January. Oh, and he’s invested in Uber and his entertainment company Roc Nation. While Knowles - who also owns a stake in Tidal - has successfully launched her own athleisure brand, Ivy Park and runs her own management company, Parkwood Entertainment.
One thing’s for certain, Bey will never have any problems paying those Bills, Bills, Bills…